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Captain Charles Miles's Company

Entered the Contest at Concord.
Names from the Clark manuscript.
-- Frank Warren Coburn, The Battle of April 19, 1775 p. 9-10.

PART ONE: The Muster Roll

Captain: Charles Miles
Lieutenant: Jonathan Farrar
Lieutenant: Francis Wheeler
Sergeant: David Hartwell
Sergeant: Amos Hosmer
Sergeant: Silas Walker
Sergeant: Edward Richardson
Corporal: Simeon Hayward
Corporal: Nathan Peirce
Corporal: James Cogswell
Drummer: Daniel Brown
Fifer: Samuel Darby
Privates:

Joseph Cleasby
Simon Buridge
Israel Barrett
Daniel Hore [Hoar]
Ephraim Brooks
William Buridge
Joseph Stratton
Stephen Brooks
Simon Wheeler
Ebenezer Johnson
Stephan Starns [Stearns]
William Brown
Jeremiah Clark
Jacob Ames
Benjamin Hosmer
Joel Hosmer
Samuel Wheeler
Warham Wheeler
Oliver Wheeler
Jesse Hosmer
Amos Darby
John Corneall [Cornell]
Levi Hosmer
Solomon Rice
Thaddeas Bancraft [Thaddeus Brancroft]
Amos Melven
Samuel Melven
Nathan Dudley
Oliver Parlin
John Flagg
Samuel Emery
John Cole
Daniel Cole
Barnabas Davis
Major Raley [Riley?]
Edward Wilkens
Daniel Farrar
Oliver Harris
Samuel Jewet
Daniel Wheat

Comment 1

As with the other extant muster roll, there appears to be no geographical locus for the companies. Though there are three companies of regular militia, they do not at present seem to be made up of residents located in one of Concord's traditional three quarters. Places of residence for all members as well as for the officers must be established.

PART TWO: Biographies and Genealogies

CHARLES MILES
Captain.

JONATHAN FARRAR
Lieutenant

FRANCIS WHEELER
Lieutenant

DAVID HARTWELL
Sergeant

AMOS HOSMER
Sergeant

SILAS WALKER
Sergeant

EDWARD RICHARDSON
Sergeant

SIMEON HAYWARD
Corporal

NATHAN PEIRCE
Corporal

JAMES COGSWELL
Corporal

DANIEL BROWN
Drummer

SAMUEL DARBY
Fifer

JOSEPH CLEASBY
Private.
In 1840 Pensioner Census for NH: Pensioner Joseph Cleasby, age 76, head of household given as Joseph Cleasby, Canterbury, Merrimack Co. However, unless age as given is low by 5 to 10 years, this is unlikely to be the Concord Joseph Cleasby.

But in this record, calculated age of 15-years nearly matches 16-year-old minimum. Joseph Cleasby Private 1830 70 (Name, Rank, Age, Comment if any) from "Merrimack County,NH pensioners inscribed on the pension list under the Act of Congress passed on March 18, 1818" in NH State Papers Series:Miscellaneous-Revolutionary Documents, vol. 30 (Manchester, NH: John B. Clarke Co. 1910).

SIMON BURIDGE
Private.

ISRAEL BARRETT
Private.

DANIEL HOAR
Private.

EPHRAIM BROOKS
Private.

WILLIAM BURIDGE
Private.

JOSEPH STRATTON
Private.

STEPHEN BROOKS
Private.

SIMON WHEELER
Private.

EBENEZER JOHNSON
Private.

STEPHEN STEARNS
Private.

WILLIAM BROWN
Private.

JEREMIAH CLARK
Private.

JACOB AMES
Private.

BENJAMIN HOSMER
Private.

JOEL HOSMER
Private.

SAMUEL WHEELER
Private.

WARHAM WHEELER
Private.

OLIVER WHEELER
Private.

JESSE HOSMER
Private.

AMOS DARBY
Private.

JOHN CORNEALL[Cornell]
Private.

LEVI HOSMER
Private.

SOLOMON RICE
Private.

THADEUS BANCRAFT[Thaddeus Bancroft]
Private.

AMOS MELVEN
Private.

SAMUEL MELVEN
Private.

NATHAN DUDLEY
Private.

OLIVER PARLIN
Private.

JOHN FLAGG
Private.

SAMUEL EMERY
Private.

JOHN COLE
Private.

DANIEL COLE
Private.

BARNABAS DAVIS
Private.

MAJOR RALEY[Riley?]
Private.

EDWARD WILKENS
Private.

DANIEL FARRAR
Private.

OLIVER HARRIS
Private.

SAMUEL JEWET
Private.

DANIEL WHEAT
Private.

Updated 8/08/06.

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